“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Nevada State Education Association as we continue to be the voice of Nevada educators,” said Dawn Etcheverry, President of the Nevada State Education Association. “The state of public education is dire and we face challenges on multiple fronts, which is why we are saying it’s Time For 20 in Nevada. Educators and our students need bold action, and Nevada has the resources to make a big impact right now. Nevada needs educators and educators need Time For 20.”
NSEA’s Time for 20 campaign calls for a 20% increase in educator pay and at least $20/hour for the workers who make our school run. Time for 20 aims to reach an average class size of 20 students in core academic subjects. In addition to millions in unspent School Rescue Plan dollars, state revenue is outperforming projections by 25%, or close to $800M. Time for 20 is the right-sized response to our educator shortage and would get educators the pay they need to make ends meet.
Dawn Etcheverry is an elementary school music teacher at Greenbrae Elementary School in Washoe County and has taught for nearly 30 years. She previously served as NSEA’s Vice President as well as the Washoe Education Association Treasurer. Brian Wallace is a middle school history teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School in the Carson City School District. He has served as the President of the Ormsby County Education Association as well as NSEA’s Secretary-Treasurer.